Perhaps the biggest criticism thrown at Mauricio Pochettino during his time at Tottenham was the fact that he had never won a trophy with Spurs or any other club as a manager.
So, when Daniel Levy and the board sacked the Argentine, they clearly were not going to make the same mistake twice, bringing in one of the biggest serial winners in the game.
Jose Mourinho has won trophies everywhere he has gone across Europe, including Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea again, and Man United.
Spurs are without a piece of silverware in over 11 years, dating back to their 2008 Carling Cup win over Chelsea.
So, what exactly has Mourinho won over his senior managerial career?
2 X Primeira Liga
Taca de Portugal
Supertaca Candido de Oliveira
UEFA Champions League
3 X Premier League
3 X League Cup
2 X Serie A
UEFA Champions League
Copa del Rey
Supercopa de Espana
UEFA Europa League
Wikipedia list Mourinho’s individual achievement as:
- Onze d’Or Coach of the Year: 2005
- FIFA World Coach of the Year: 2010
- IFFHS World’s Best Club Coach: 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012
- Premier League Manager of the Season: 2004–05, 2005–06, 2014–15
- Premier League Manager of the Month: November 2004, January 2005, March 2007
- Serie A Manager of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10
- Albo Panchina d’Oro: 2009–10
- Miguel Muñoz Trophy: 2010–11, 2011–12
- UEFA Manager of the Year: 2002–03, 2003–04
- UEFA Team of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
- World Soccer Magazine World Manager of the Year: 2004, 2005, 2010
- World Soccer 3rd Greatest Manager of All Time: 2013
- ESPN FC 9th Greatest Manager of All time: 2013
- France Football 13th Greatest Manager of All time: 2019
- European Coach of the Year – Alf Ramsey Award: 2010
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award: 2005
- La Gazzetta dello Sport Man of the Year: 2010
- International Sports Press Association Best Manager in the World: 2010
- Prémio Prestígio Fernando Soromenho: 2012
- Football Extravaganza’s League of Legends (2011)
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Coach of the Year: 2012
- Globe Soccer Awards Best Media Attraction in Football: 2012
- Portuguese Coach of the Century: 2015
- PFA Portuguese Manager of the Year: 2017
- LMA Performances of the Week:[A] 2 December 2017 (Arsenal 1–3 Man.Utd), 7 April 2018 (Man.City 2–3 Man.Utd)
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